Previously called Standing Committees, Public Bill Commitees study proposed legislation (Bills) in detail, debating each clause and reporting any amendments to the Commons for further debate.
There are at least 16 MPs on a Committee, and the proportion of parties reflects the House of Commons, so the government always has a majority.
[Mr David Amess in the Chair]
Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.
Amendment made: 4, in clause 4, page 2, line 1, leav e out from ‘2006’ to end of line 3 and insert ‘(annual report on effectiveness of aid), after...
Amendments made: 5, in clause 5, page 2, line 5, leav e out ‘Gender Equality (International Development)’ and insert ‘International Development...
‘(1) The International Development Act 2002 is amended as follows. (2) In section 1 (development assistance), after subsection (1) insert— “(1A) Before providing development...
Committee membership and attendance (out of 1)
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